NAACP 2018 Scholarship Applications – Open Now!

The Greater New Haven Branch of the NAACP is offering scholarships to graduating seniors from the Greater New Haven area who have demonstrated academic excellence, community service, and leadership.  Some of the indicators of academic excellence, community service, and leadership include, but are not to be limited to, the following:

  • Attainment of a 3.0 or higher un-weighted GPA as of February 2018
  • Verifiable history of volunteerism in community or religious-based organizations
  • Verifiable history of participation in school-sponsored clubs/teams/organizations

We are pleased to offer the following two (2) opportunities for students:
•Two (2) Dr. Susan Moore Lincoln Scholarships each for $1,000
•One (1) $1,000.00 Award from Southern Connecticut State University

The scholarship recipients will be recognized at the Greater New Haven NAACP’s annual Freedom Fund Dinner, which will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Omni Hotel. Scholarship recipients must attend the dinner.

The enclosed application must be completed in full and returned to us postmarked no later than April 6, 2018. The applications can be mailed to:

Greater New Haven Branch of the NAACP
Attn: Education Committee
545 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

If there are additional questions, please feel free to contact the NAACP office at (203) 389-7275.

Application Materials

NAACP Scholarship Criteria counselors 2018 final
NAACP Scholarship Criteria letter to parents 2018.docx 2

NAACP Statement On Protest


On Saturday afternoon, July 8, 2017 concerned citizens began reporting of a protest and disturbance on the New Haven Green. The NAACP New Haven branch leadership immediately reached out to the Chief of Police, the Mayor and community members to gather information, but the protest crowd had already dispersed. At this time, we are still gathering information and details, and it is necessary that we issue a statement of support and solidarity with those who stand for the freedoms of all people and with our city officials who are charged with keeping its citizens, especially its most vulnerable and disenfranchised citizens, physically and emotionally safe.

We stand firm in our commitment to break down barriers and not build walls between people, we stand against hate, and we stand for all people to have their basic needs met and to be able to thrive in their communities and country.

The Greater New Haven NAACP agrees with a sentiment that for some, especially black and brown people, living in this country has been marked by the brutality of inequity and an intense, deep seeded hatred that is America’s biggest obstacle to wearing the crown of glory toting freedom and democracy. We want a stronger nation and better world, the same as many of you.

We thank those who stand with us and are willing to sacrifice their time, energy, and efforts to retaliate against profound ignorance and remind you to be safe and grounded in nonviolent tenets that promote peace and positive change.

We plan to continue meetings with the City officials, Chief of Police, and the community to address this issue.

Yours in the struggle,

545 Whalley Avenue | New Haven, Connecticut 06511 | Telephone: 203.389.7275 | Fax: 203.389.7626


Doris J. Dumas

Doris J. Dumas President